but as my chief engineer has left the firm, it has been difficult to meet our deadlines. i'm sorry to hear that. it's too bad that you are no longer available, jamal. you must be joking. it's been so long since i've had a real job, i'm not sure i remember how to read a blueprint. don't be ridiculous. if you were in egypt, i wouldn't hesitate to offer you a job. you are being kind. look, jamal, i respect whatever it is that you do, and if working at the cafe is what you want to do, then so be it. but as your friend i must tell you, it makes me sad to see you waste your talents. i will not shame you by asking you more than once, but i would be honored if you would come back home and accept a job as chief engineer. is the baby all right ? oh, yes. she's sleeping. oh, would you care for more coffee ? in a minute. please have a seat, jihan. there is something we would like to discuss with you.